Blog log from P1 of 2020: West Coast vs Essendon

McKernan takes a contested mark in front of Barrass on the HFF, wheels and hits the square where Laverde clunks it in front of Duggan for the first goal. (Q1 1:52)
Kennedy marks a Sheed pass in the pocket 25m out and steers through his first goal of the evening. (Q1 3:37)
Parish roves and snaps truly from 20m on a slight angle after Phillips drops a defensive mark and coughs it up by hand. (Q1 6:37)
McDonald-Tipungwuti mops up a ground ball at half forward and sails through a quality finish off the right boot. (Q1 7:37)
Langford is the next Bomber to deliver a lovely kick inside forward 50, this time off a snap from 40m on a slight angle after a feed by Zaharakis. (Q1 8:52)
Naitanui gets a ruck free on Phillips 40m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 15:37)
Waterman converts a set shot from 40m in front after marking over Francis in a pack, as heavy rain falls. (Q1 19:07)
Ah Chee bounces a snap wide from a pack 35m out on the flank. (Q1 22:52)
Duggan strips McDonald-Tipungwuti in a tackle in the Dons goalsquare, no free and the ball dribbles over the goal line for a rushed behind. (Q1 27:53)
Jones roves in the pocket just before the QT siren and tries a left-foot dribbler, but it’s rushed on the line. (Qtr Time)
Petruccelle snaps truly from the HFF after a loose ball get and feed by Kelly. (Q2 0:50)
Cripps and McKernan both spray mid-range set shots with the ball skewing madly from a gale blowing across the ground. (Q2 3:15)
The umpires have called the players off due to nearby lightning strikes. (Q2 4:15)
We are now resuming after the storm has passed. (Q2 24:16)
Laverde is one out with Duggan again and draws a holding free playing in front. He lines up 20m out on a slight angle and uses the crosswind to swing it through. (Q2 26:43)
Williams kicks long to the pocket from half forward after a free off the ball against Devon Smith, Kennedy marks in front of Hurley 20m out and goals. (Q2 28:46)
Snelling catches Watson HTB 40m out on the flank but shoots across the face. (Q2 32:16)
Ryan flies in front of Jones to clunk a long Naitanui kick from midfield to 20m on the flank. His set shot is narrow. (Q2 34:44)
Vardy taps a handball by Sheed down to the path of Treacy who grubbers a snap wide from 20m in the pocket. (Q2 38:43)
Sheed roves 50m out on the boundary and kicks quickly to avoid a smotherer, it bounces wide for a point. (Q2 39:32)
Merrett skids through a long snap from 65m in front for a behind on a fast break after a quick give by McDonald-Tipungwuti. (Q2 41:31)
Barrass is pinged for a push and then gobbing off at the ump to bring McKernan from the pocket to the square for a charity goal. (Q2 43:02)
Hutchings has time and space for a snap 30m out on the flank after a give by Sheed, but he hangs it right. (Q2 44:34)
Kennedy centres from the pocket to Waterman 20m out on a slight angle who converts with no problem. (Q2 46:02)
Snelling snaps wide off a step from 40m in front. (Q3 1:30)
Kennedy marks a long ball by Shuey from the HFF over Zerk-Thatcher in the square and turns into the open goal. (Q3 4:43)
Merrett gets a contact free on Watson in a pack just inside 50m out on the flank, and strokes through an impressive set shot for the goal. (Q3 8:17)
The Dons get a convoy going around the outer wing by hand, bit of circle work through traffic, but the final link is Townsend who sprays it from 30m on the flank. (Q3 11:04)
Langford marks near true CHF and decides to pass to Snelling 40m out in the corridor, good decision as the kid slots the goal. (Q3 11:57)
Kennedy kicks his fourth goal from a set shot from the HFF. (Q3 13:47)
Laverde misses under heavy pressure from the pocket with two teammates lurking inside for a handball. (Q3 19:01)
The Eagles rush the ball into attack from the kick in, Francis is pinged for inadvertent OOTF which leads to a Waterman mark and goal from 25m on the flank. (Q3 20:18)
Langford sets up Devon Smith for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, the ball falls just the right side of the goal line for a major. (Q3 21:28)
Cripps rolls a snap into the goalpost from a pack at the hotspot. (Q3 23:25)
Phillips marks a low and hard McKernan kick from half forward to 20m in front over Hutchings for a goal. (Q3 25:03)
Kelly roves and misses from 40m in front. (Q3 28:31)
Mosquito snaps a left-foot goal across the body from 20m after burning off Jetta on a run up the middle. (Q3 29:28)
Kelly goals on the run from 40m on a slight angle after a pass from Jetta. (Q4 2:27)
Williams gets a holding free in ruck on Phillips 25m out on a slight angle and goals as the rain starts falling hard again. (Q4 4:50)
Kennedy strokes through goal number five from a set shot from the flank 35m out. (Q4 10:57)
Fantasia, who has been largely unsighted, hits the behind post OOTF with a set shot from 40m in front. (Q4 11:53)
Jones gets a set shot just to the left of the hotspot and gets his set shot on line, after a pass by Ham. (Q4 13:27)
Ah Chee soccers through a very easy goal from a crumb in the square. (Q4 13:51)
Mosquito roves and just misses from the pocket. (Q4 16:43)
McKernan strips the ball in a tackle in the pocket, Snelling is Johnny on the spot to rove and checkside the goal from 20m. (Q4 18:12)
Shuey has a moment to measure up in a pocket and goes to the opposite side for Kennedy, who boots goal number six from 20m. (Q4 18:12)

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